Son of April the giraffe named Tajiri

In this photo provided by Animal Adventure Park in Binghamton, N.Y., a giraffe named April licks her new calf on Saturday, April 15, 2017. Her birth was broadcast to an online audience with more than a million viewers. (Animal Adventure Park via AP)

HARPURSVILLE, N.Y. (WATE) – The son of April the giraffe’s name was announced on ABC’s “Good Morning America” Monday.

The male calf was named Tajiri, which means “hope” and “confidence” in Swahili. He will go by Taj for short.

The park has launched a campaign for the public to help name the calf. “Alyssa’s Choice” won. Alyssa is one of the handlers for April.

Funds raised from the campaign went toward giraffe conversation efforts, Ava’s Little Heros and the park.

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